fbdev and vesa for hyper-v
kazakevichilya at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 17:37:29 UTC 2019
PS: I just build fbdev from /extras/sources on slackware dvd and it seems
to work now.
[ 20.515] (**) FBDEV(0): claimed PCI slot 0 at 0:8:0
[ 20.515] (II) FBDEV(0): using default device
[ 20.515] (==) FBDEV(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
[ 20.515] (==) FBDEV(0): RGB weight 888
[ 20.515] (==) FBDEV(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[ 20.515] (==) FBDEV(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[ 20.515] (II) FBDEV(0): hardware: hyperv_fb (video memory: 8192kB)
On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 8:06 PM Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2019-02-25 at 18:33 +0300, IL Ka wrote:
> > I run Linux as Hyper-V guest.
> > It seems that there is no DRI/DRM driver for Hyper-V videocard, but
> > there is Framebuffer driver for it.
> > So, I enabled framebuffer driver and my idea was to run XOrg using
> > fbdev driver on top of it.
> > But there is no such driver in modern Linux distros.
> Could have fooled me. I see fbdev driver builds in current versions of
> Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, and openSUSE. What distro are you using
> that lacks it?
> > Question #1) Is it true that fbdev is deprecated and removed in
> > favour of DRM/DRI?
> Generally people would prefer that new video drivers use the drm driver
> infrastructure and not fbdev. In that sense fbdev is "deprecated", but
> not "removed", it's still there and works as well as it ever did.
> > Can I still compile it by my self? Is it worth doing in my case?
> You can, but again, I bet your distro has it built already.
> - ajax
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